A District Approach to Countering Afghanistan's Insurgency
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Since the initial invasion and ousting of the Taliban regime in 2001, International Security Assistance Forces ISAF and the United States U.S. military have lost the initiative and become sedentary in Afghanistan. This case study analysis considers if ISAF and the U.S. military are appropriately employing the current disposition of military forces to maximize effects against the insurgency in Afghanistan. This study objectively compares and contrasts the current ISAF and U.S. strategy with a district level FIDCOIN methodology. This study explores why it is necessary to approach the problem at the districtvillage level to enhance the security, control, and influence of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan IRoA, and to eliminate systematically the conditions that have supported the insurgency in Afghanistan.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Unconventional Warfare